E-bay complaints: was Re: "Response" from seller with the"Apple-1"
a.carlini at ntlworld.com
Fri Jul 8 14:39:24 CDT 2005
>Do these services have any kind of monetary buffer
>built-in? For example, let's say you are willing
>to pay $100 for something. Your sniping service enters
>that amount at the last possible second, and you lose
>to someone whose bid was $101.
I have a feeling I need to point you at my auctions :-)
If you were only willing to bid $100, why are you now
willing to bid $102? I can understand that in a live
auction room you can get carried away, but with an
online auction you usually have plenty of time to
see how often the "L@@K RARE" stuff crops up and
what it usually sells for (allowing for shipping).
Then you decide where in the range you want to be
and how badly you want it and come up with a
number. If you want to you can then ask yourself
"but what if he bids $1 more" and increase your
bid until you come round :-) Then feed that into
the snipe tool. If there was noone willing to
go over $50, you get it for $51 and all you lost
was some time talking to yourself. If there
was someone willing to chat to themselves a
little longer than you were, you move on to
any of the other five "L@@K RARE" items
available in the next 24 hours.
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